Papers & Projects
Can’t Tell Left from Right: Party Ideology and Gender Equality Policy
in Post-Communist Europe
The progressive stance of left parties has been co-opted by strangely pro-equality central-right parties that have passed anti-discrimination acts and established equality institutions within cabinets across the region. In this paper, I examine blue print anti-discrimination policies as well as the monitoring equality institutions that have been created across 11 post-communist countries in Central and Eastern Europe over a period of 11 years in an effort to understand why rightist and leftist parties in this region have switched roles in the area of gender equality policy.